Author: Greg Tracey

One Bucks Coffee

One Bucks Coffee is a fairly recent arrival to Russian branded coffee shop chains and currently has twenty-one locations, all based in Moscow. One Bucks entered the scene shortly after the 2014 financial crisis hit Russia. It was a time of falling retail space prices, which helped lead to an explosion of new coffee shops […]

Zhokei

Zhokei (Russian: Жокей) is Russia’s leading locally-produced coffee brand, headquartered and manufactured in Saint Petersburg. It sells a wide variety of ground coffee, instant coffee, and coffee beans, including both medium and dark roasts. Introduced in 1999 by the Orimi Trade Company, the brand has become a notable one in Russia. Over the years, Zhokei […]

Shokolodnitsa

Shokolodnitsa (Russian: Шоколадница) is Russia’s largest chain of coffee shops. It is a mainstay in Moscow, with locations in many other geographically diverse Russian cities, such as Saint Petersburg to the northwest, Irkutsk in the heart of Siberia, and Vladivostok in the Russian Far East. Coffee shops are a booming industry in Russia. Although not […]

Kofe Khaus

Kofe Khaus (Russian: Кофе Хауз) is the second largest chain of coffee shops in Russia. It is based in Moscow, where 108 of its branches are located. The chain is also present in Saint Petersburg, with 65 branches, and has some market coverage in the smaller Russian cities of Bryansk and Voronezh, and also has […]

Yandex / Яндекс

Yandex (Russian: Яндекс) is often known as “Russia’s Google.” However, while it started as a mere search engine, it has expanded into much more than that. Arkadiy Volozh founded the company in 1999. At the time, he paid thousands of dollars for a four gigabyte (4 GB) hard drive to start the company’s public operations. […]